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8 Wednesday, June 29, 2016 THE JOURNAL II I Ir [ ' i [ YMCA: Summer program opens From page I participated showed a dramatic improvement in their test scores this year. "It was wonderful to watch stu- dents blossom and gain confidence in their ability, to solve mathemat- ical problems and stretch their reading and writing skills," said Taylor. "It's another wonder filled YMCA program to support the community and encourage learn- ing among our King George stu- dents." Taylor noted that although the program costs about $1,500 per pupil, there is no cost to the fami- lies of the students. "We are very grateful to our generous donors and to our many volunteers who help with this program," Taylor said. RICHARDLEGGITT When Washington & Lee wrapped up its 2016 soccer sea- son earlier this month with a 2 to 1 loss to Nandua in the first round of the 2A, Conference 33 playoffs, it was the final W&L game for senior striker Pope Antunez, one of the most talented W&L soccer players in decades. "Pope has been a rare talent all four years he has played on the var- sity team;' said W&L Soccer Coach R.J. Sudduth. "This season was no excep- tion. He helped the younger and newer players working with them not only at practice, but on week- ends and during his free time." "He truly eats, sleeps and breathes this game" Sudduth said. "His love and passion for it is is unmatched with him playing league games in Fredericksburg on Saturday and Sundays as well as playing games throughout the week, a lot of the times after practice." "I knew he was special when he started playing in the eighth grade and made the comment four years ago that he would be the next Juan Ochoa, a very talented W&L soccer player;' Sudduth said. "And, Pope lived up to that then some" "He scored over 14 goals each of his four years on the varsity team scoring 28 goals the last two sea- sons;' Sudduth said. "He will go down as one of the greats to have played at Washing- 2A, PHYLLIS COOK The King George Board of Super- visors unanimously voted to publicly support a project designed to take the historic Ralph Bunche High School into the future by providing seed money to kick off a fundraising effort for the buildings renovation into the Ralph Bunche Museum & Cultural Centre. The amount of initial financial com- mitment will be publicly decided; Chairwoman Ruby Brabo said it would be discussed during a special meeting, which is scheduled for July 12. "This will actuaUy be part of our cap- ital improvement work session;' Brabo said. "The renovation of that building is already listed as one of the projects? The figure requested in the draft cap- ital improvement program for Ralph Bunche is $250,000. That's also the amount targeted for part one of the first phase of the fund- raising proiect to go toward architec- tural and desigri services and initial renovations estimated at a phase I total Senior striker Pope Antunez, in white, has finished his high school soccer season as one of the most accom- plished W&L soccer players in decades. In Antunez's final W&L game, the Eagles lost to Nandua 2 to I in the Conference 33 playoffs. ton and Lee and I can only hope he made the most of it:' our goals this season;' said Lewis. that he will continue to play soccer "What impressed most me was "He is a great player who for many many more years. He tru- his leadership;' Lewis said. "He served as one of our captains this ly has a gift and a talent to share." commanded the team's respect and year. And, he has scored some out- "Pope has been the unsung play- made the most of his opportuni- standing long range shots includ- er on this team the past four years;' ties. Pope has a huge smile and ing a 35-yarder against James Mon- said W&L Athletic Director Mal- a personality that just makes you roe. We were fortunate to have his colm Lewis. "This year there was want to root for him" talent playing for us for four years" no hiding it. It was Pope's team and "Pope has scored the majority of museum plans " of $1.9 million. The board heard about the frame- work for the project from a Leadership Fredericksburg team. That's part of a year-long program put on by the Fred- ericksburg Regional Chamber of Com- merce for member-business leaders. Kevin Dillard of LifeCare Medi- cal Transports and team leader Sheila Burns of Roberson's Music took part, which included a monthly leadership class and meetings designed around assisting with an assigned community project. DiUard said his and Bums' team were assigned to work with the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association. "We picked the name the Flying Fal- cons because that was the mascot of Ralph Bunche High School ' DiUard said. The other members of the team are Chuck Baxter of Baxter & Compa- ny LLC, Jennifer Childs of Courtyard By Marriott, MicheUe Ridall of Rappa- hannock Goodwill Industries, Janine Sewell of Family Preservation Services and Bill Yascko of Mary Washington Healthcare. Dillard said the team didn't end its project work when the program ended in May. "Since then we've continued to stay very actively involved with the alumni association;' Dillard said. "We're excited, we're committed and we're here to assist with the continuing movement of this project going for- ward" Dillard spoke about the historical significance of Ralph Bunche High School, saying King George was or- dered by a 1948 court to provide "separate but equal" schools for black children, which resulted in the 1949 construction of Ralph Bunche High School. The school was in operation as such for nearly 20 years, until 1968 when a new consolidated King George High School opened after the county had desegregated its schools. The Ralph Bunche building was used by the School Board for various educational purposes until its closure in 1998. Prior to the building being turned Occupational Testing Services, LLC Pro-Employment DOT Physicals Random Drug Testing Walk-In Testing Services Certified Medical Phone 540-625-2084 Fax 540409-7211 over to the county by the School Board in 2008, Dfllard said the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association worked to suc- cessfully get the site added to the Na- tional Registry of Historic Places in 2006. The historic school and site is lo- cated on the east side of U.S. 301 north of the Circle Intersection at Route 205. / Material 0nly - Roor prop and installation available t~l.~ sF g~llE UsF SZ=tt IE to Jr sF SZ=tt IE star/ SF St. SF fI=Zl tE t/4 3/4"x 3 "Solid Hardwood- 5emi Gloss dfic .......... --,_, ~cmc .......... 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